Re: [PATCH RFC 09/15] ARM: dts: sun6i: sina31s: Switch to mmc3 for onboard eMMC

From: Hans de Goede
Date: Thu Jan 21 2016 - 07:39:09 EST


On 21-01-16 13:28, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 8:25 PM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 21-01-16 13:23, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:

On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 7:16 PM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx>


On 21-01-16 06:26, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:

According to Allwinner, only mmc3 supports 8 bit DDR transfers for eMMC.
Switch to mmc3 for the onboard eMMC, and also assign vqmmc for signal
voltage sensing/switching, and "cap-mmc-hw-reset" to denote this
instance can use eMMC hardware reset.

This is going to need some more explanation, does this mean
that the old dtsi is wrong and the emmc does not work there are all ?

mmc2 works fine for either 4 bit SDR/DDR or 8 bit SDR only. It does
not work for 8 bit DDR. I actually tested all the above combinations.

Also see

About old DTs not working:

a) The old DT will not work with the mmc patches, as it will try 8 bit DDR
and fail. Also, the old DT does not use the highest drive strength for
the mmc pins, meaning it might not work for the other chip families.

b) Old DT + old kernel works fine (8 bit high-speed), just slower.

An alternative would be to drop MMC_CAP_1_8V_DDR from the driver, and
use the "mmc-ddr-1_8v" DT capability flag at the dtsi or board level.
There's no real way to describe "don't use 8 bit with MMC DDR" in the DT.

OK, so what is confusing me, is how can we choose between the emmc being
connected to mmc2 resp mmc3, are there dipswitches on the board? Or can both
mmc controllers be routed to the outside on the same port/pins ?

They are on the same pins, just with a different mux value/function.
I believe the previous patch explains this.

Ah yes, I see the remark about them sharing pins in the previous
patch commit msg now, weird.









Signed-off-by: Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@xxxxxxxx>
arch/arm/boot/dts/sun6i-a31s-sina31s-core.dtsi | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/boot/dts/sun6i-a31s-sina31s-core.dtsi
index ea69fb8ad4d8..4ec0c8679b2e 100644
--- a/arch/arm/boot/dts/sun6i-a31s-sina31s-core.dtsi
+++ b/arch/arm/boot/dts/sun6i-a31s-sina31s-core.dtsi
@@ -61,12 +61,14 @@

/* eMMC on core board */
-&mmc2 {
+&mmc3 {
pinctrl-names = "default";
- pinctrl-0 = <&mmc2_8bit_emmc_pins>;
+ pinctrl-0 = <&mmc3_8bit_emmc_pins>;
vmmc-supply = <&reg_dcdc1>;
+ vqmmc-supply = <&reg_dcdc1>;
bus-width = <8>;
+ cap-mmc-hw-reset;
status = "okay";